Weight Lifting Tips

What To Do

WeightTraining.com has a hundred+ health plans and rotations worked out already with some pretty reasonable descriptions.  From beginner to advanced.

Free Weights vs Weight Machines

Some different summaries of the pros and cons of each (everyone agrees serious strength is about free weights or a mix).

How To Do Things Properly

Oracle Fitness has hundreds of videos on demonstrating the proper way to do different exercises and weight machines here.  Excellent resource.

For example:

Where To Learn More

A commonly quoted bible for power lifters and body builders is the Rippetoe/Kilgore:

I also have their video demonstrating the proper way to lift and common problems.  I’ll be quite honest, it’s (edit:) 20-30 minutes (edit:) per exercise (x5 exercises) of showing people streaming doing sets of 5 over and over again.  Really informative, but insanely dull at the same time.  I feel asleep mid-way through the second exercise.  My wife woke me after and said it was the most boring thing she had ever listened to while she was doing work in the other room.  That said, if you want to see how to do it properly – this will show you.

There is a free wiki here.

Stay safe!

About J.

40 year old IT guy on a health and fitness kick.

Posted on August 2, 2011, in Exercise, Workouts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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